Excess fat can accumulate virtually anywhere, including the face, chin, and neck. Submental fullness, more commonly known as a “double chin,” can be very difficult to eliminate, even with strict dieting and exercise. Furthermore, this concern affects both men and women of all shapes and sizes. Fortunately, there’s a non-surgical solution that can reduce unwanted fat under the chin with little to no downtime. It’s called BELKYRA™, and it’s available now at our state-of-the-art practices.
Tired of trying to hide your double chin? Our experienced physicians can determine if this revolutionary treatment is right for your needs and goals. Contact us today to learn more about BELKYRA™ or to schedule a free consultation.
What is BELKYRA™?
An innovative cosmetic injectable, BELKYRA™ is a minimally invasive treatment designed to reduce the appearance of a double chin by eliminating submental fat. The key ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the body and can help break down fatty tissue. Your body’s natural metabolic process can then remove the damaged fat cells from your system.
*2 treatments of Belkyra. Results show 9 weeks post 2nd treatment
What are the benefits?
An alternative to liposuction and other invasive surgical procedures, BELKYRA™ is a revolutionary new treatment that can treat a double chin with almost no downtime. Other benefits of BELKYRA™ include:
- Reduced appearance of submental fullness (double chin)
- Enhanced neck and jawline contour
- Brief treatment time
- Rapid recovery
- Typically natural-looking results
While surgery used to be the only option available to address a double chin, BELKYRA™ offers a minimally invasive way to melt away this stubborn fatty tissue.
What are the most commonly treated areas?
BELKYRA™ is designed specifically to address submental fat, which can be highly resistant to traditional methods of reduction such as diet and exercise. If you are bothered by a double chin and desire a more contoured profile, this treatment may be right for you.
What will happen during the procedure?
When you arrive for your initial consultation, your areas of concern and determine if BELKYRA™ is right for you. BELKYRA™ then will be injected into several targeted locations under the chin to achieve optimal results. The procedure typically takes approximately 15-20 minutes, although your experience may vary. One treatment may be sufficient to achieve your goals; however, our doctors may recommend a series of two to four sessions to obtain your desired outcome.
Does it hurt?
We utilise ultra-fine needles to enhance your comfort, and most patients report little pain. If desired, we can also provide cold compresses or topical numbing agents to make the treatment as pleasant as possible.
What is recovery like?
Like many of our cosmetic injectable treatments, BELKYRA™ typically involves a brief recovery period. You may experience some mild tenderness and bruising at the injection sites, and these effects should subside quickly. Swelling is another common symptom, and it can last between a week and 10 days in most cases. Immediately following the procedure you should be able to return to work or social activity, but some individuals prefer to take a day or two off. Benefits should begin to be noticeable within several weeks, after which your chin, neck and jawline should appear smoother, firmer, and more contoured. Results will develop gradually for the most natural-looking outcome possible.
Are there any alternatives to BELKYRA™?
If Belkyra™ is not right for you, we also offer CoolMini™ as a treatment for excess fat under the chin. Made by the same company that developed CoolSculpting® for non-surgical fat reduction on the body, CoolMini™ offers gradual, natural-looking results in the affected area. This technique works by freezing the fatty tissue in the area, causing it to break down and be metabolized by the body. No incisions, needles, or sutures are necessary, and most patients experience little to no downtime. During your initial consultation, we can discuss both options to help you identify the ideal approach for your needs, goals, and lifestyle.
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